Structural Representations and the Brain

In Representation Reconsidered , William Ramsey suggests that the notion of structural representation is posited by classical theories of cognition, but not by the ‘newer accounts’ (e.g. connectionist modeling). I challenge the assertion about the newer accounts. I argue that the newer accounts also posit structural representations; in fact, the notion plays a key theoretical role in the current computational approaches in cognitive neuroscience. The argument rests on a close examination of computational work on the oculomotor system
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DOI 10.1093/bjps/axr038
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M. Sprevak (2011). William M. Ramsey * Representation Reconsidered. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 62 (3):669-675.

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